The strange path of the storm, and what it may bode

Here is a map of the hurricane’s path at the NYT website. The page, frustratingly, does not explain what the violet-colored area, as distinct from the surrounding grey area, means exactly, nor how much of this path is actual and how much is projected.


The path seems very unusual. Where it hits the land in Delaware, it is very narrow, then it goes inland a bit while it gradually widens, then it turns north and northeast, spreading much more. The odd result is that the storm misses the entire core of the liberal Northeast, including almost all of New Jersey, all of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and New York City (which, symbolically, is at the center of the spared region), going in a wide sweeping half-circle around it instead.

Does this mean that the Bible Code interpretation at the ever-sober and reliable World Net Daily, which says that the storm’s targetting of the Democratic Northeast but not the Republican South shows that it is God’s plan to elect Romney, is wrong? Not necessarily. Remember that New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are so overwhelmingly Democratic that there is no contest in those states, no matter how much the hurricane may lessen voter turnout there. However, the hurricane’s path is covering almost all of Pennsyvania, a state in which Obama is ahead but not by much. Suppressed voter turnout in Pennsylvania, especially among the “underprivileged,” could conceivably hand that state, and the election, to Romney.

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Update: According to this map sent by D. Edwards, “The cone [which is the same as the violet area in the New York Times map] contains the probable path of the storm center but does not show the size of the storm. Hazardous conditions can occur outside of the cone.”

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Update: As of around 8:20 p.m., it seems to me that I haven’t heard any wind in about twenty minutes, or just an occasional gust. I have the tentative feeling that the storm has already passed New York City.

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D. Edwards writes:

Take a look at this satellite loop of the weather systems. I think of it as “The meteorological battle for America.” One system from the left confronting the one from the right in the middle of America.

LA replies:

But then the system on the right is coming from the leftist Northeast, and the system on the left is coming from the red heartland, sort of.

D. Edwards replies:

The “traditional/natural” movements of weather systems is from the west to the east or northwest to the southeast (depending on the jet stream). The storm “Sandy” will be pushed back into the Atlantic by Sunday. I just thought that the satellite loop of this storm one week before the election was a funny joke from God. Two crashing forces meeting in the heartland of America.

LA replies:

By the way, I haven’t once called the storm by its silly name. I just call it “the hurricane,” or “the storm.”

Kristor writes:

You write:

By the way, I haven’t once called the storm by its silly name. I just call it “the hurricane,” or “the storm.”

Indeed. What next? Hurricane Britney? Hurricane Lashonda?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 29, 2012 07:29 PM | Send

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